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29 Days of Writing: Day 16 - Joelle's misc
January 25th, 2011
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29 Days of Writing: Day 16

16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how "far" are you willing to go in your writing?

I avoid it if at all possible! At least human romantic relationships. Hyarmi and avarii do things a bit differently, and that will likely show up in the Triune novels or the pre-writing for them, though I did touch on it a little in the Hileko/Hu-Hov hyarmi stories. I much prefer to avoid it; the 'pairing-off disease' is not something I have any interest in writing about whatsoever. So if it's too large a part of the story, I'll just not write that story (with the exception of 'Delarun' section 2). After all, no end of other stories out there to occupy myself with instead!

How 'far' depends upon the character and the story. Haven't gone 'far' yet because I've been successful in avoiding it. I don't know where things will go in the Triune novels....the main hyarmi characters will have been already mated for some years at that point, and are more focused on raising their cubs, but one of the avarii characters might find a mate in the course of the novels. I'll admit I'm not fond of the 'fade to black' some writers employ, since it seems quite contrived unless the character has a reason to want to suppress the experience (rather odd if it's consensual), or it's told through a more 'edited' viewpoint like monologue/dialogue/epistolary (or omniscient). Then the character/author is free to edit out things they might not be comfortable sharing, but otherwise...no.

Now did that make the slightest sense?

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